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Crap or Moth?

Droppings from nature.

By |July 23rd, 2016|Birds, Moths|3 Comments

The Week in Flying Things

A state endangered butterfly. A globally vulnerable beetle. And a few common insects, including a lovely moth that resembles a pile of bird crap. So goes the week in flight.

By |July 22nd, 2016|Butterflies, Insects, Tiger Beetles|0 Comments

A Complete Butterfly Life on a Single Day

From a wet meadow here in Vermont, a shocking butterfly bares it all at every stage of life.

By |July 15th, 2016|Butterflies|17 Comments

The Other Fireworks

Bursts of color and flight from the wilds of Maine and here in Montpelier, Vermont.

By |July 10th, 2016|Being Outside, Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Moths|2 Comments

The Moths of Montpelier

Got wildlife? Find the light. Here is but a fraction of the moths coming to my UV light here in Montpelier the past few nights.

By |June 5th, 2016|Moths, Photography|4 Comments

Into the Wild (and Away from the Screen)

I now get to go outside and play — er, I mean work. My field season, as a consulting biologist and educator, launches like migrating warblers this week, which means you'll find me less often here on the blog.

By |May 17th, 2016|Being Outside, Birds, Birdwatching, Dragonflies, Moths|4 Comments

What’s This? No. 30

Name this bird and be eligible to win the next primary election. No, be eligible to win fame. Well, okay, maybe you'll win five bucks.

By |May 12th, 2016|What's This?|18 Comments

Ghosts and Tiny Treasures — My Essay for Aeon

Ten years ago, I walked into the swamps of Arkansas to find a ghost — and perhaps some redemption for wildlife ... and for us.

By |April 27th, 2016|Being Outside, Birds, Birdwatching, Ecology and Conservation|8 Comments

Sex, Light and Opportunism

Such elegant displays. Such ruthless opportunism. Find it now in sweet hardwoods near you.

By |April 25th, 2016|Being Outside, Botany|6 Comments

Happy Earth Day 2016

Greetings from Planet Earth on its day of recognition and celebration (which in my life is every day).

By |April 22nd, 2016|Botany, Earth and Sky|4 Comments